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  1. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Rich are easy target but tax offensive won't help the poor

    Posted May 01st 2014, 01:18am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp As the wealthy can flee, real efforts to lift those at bottom should start with smart government Rich are easy target but tax offensive won't help the poor [Thomas] ... by significantly increased taxation of the rich. Stephen Vines column, SCMP, April 30 I haven't read Mr Piketty's book and I have to confess that the prospect of ploughing through 700 pages ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1501208/rich-are-easy-target-tax-offensive-wont-help-poor
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - JAKE'S VIEW

    Canada's misguided pitch to rich Chinese immigrants

    Posted Oct 12th 2014, 04:14am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... C$1.6 million when they apply for immigration do not appear to be nearly as well off when they fill in their tax forms. Chinese entrepreneurial knavery meets Canadian government foolery. The two ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1614592/canadas-misguided-pitch-rich-chinese-immigrants
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - JAKE'S VIEW

    Rule of law and obeying the law are two different things

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 03:36am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... lawyer and independence activist, Mahatma Gandhi, organised a march to the sea with the purpose of taking a piece of salt from the beach there and tasting it without paying the tax ... calamity in order to serve the antiquated mercantilist notions of its foreign masters and to pay the enormous cost of the army that kept it in subjugation. With the salt tax the colonisers built ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1596957/rule-law-and-obeying-law-are-two-different-things
  4. Business - Economy - JAKE'S VIEW

    Retire these amateurish efforts at pension reform

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 02:33pm by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... And how is social harmony promoted by a heavy payroll tax to fund it all? Do tell us. But that's it, that's everything, just several bald statements unsupported by research or data. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1582903/retire-these-amateurish-efforts-pension-reform
  5. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Hong Kong government's reserves are not big enough to fight 'financial predators'

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 01:01am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... arrayed against you if your so-called "financial predators" decide to take you on. It's about 3,500 times what you have in free fiscal reserves. You haven't a hope of building ... don't put on a show of flexing your muscles. You haven't any. jake.vanderkamp@scmp.com ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1563045/hong-kong-governments-reserves-are-not-big-enough-fight-financial-predators
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - JAKE'S VIEW

    'Grim' retail sales index tells only fraction of story

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 04:25am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... this year. There is no need to push a panic button. And one big reason that the retail sales index is down so much is that retailers of stuff just haven't been able to drive up their prices ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1565124/grim-retail-sales-index-tells-only-fraction-story
  7. Business - Banking & Finance - JAKE'S VIEW

    Losers' Clubs spend good money on bad ideas

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:55am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... for the public even if the public chooses not to buy them at their full cost and must be made to pay out of taxes instead of by choice. Who decides what is so very good? How do they know? What gives them ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1550671/losers-clubs-spend-good-money-bad-ideas
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - JAKE'S VIEW

    Council proposals won't do much for investor protection

    Posted Jun 22nd 2014, 03:15am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... is that any rule change it makes requires a consultation. There can be no expediting. They didn't talk to the stock exchange. They haven't talked to anyone much. Their wisdom is sufficient ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1537836/council-proposals-wont-do-much-investor-protection
  9. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Reit tax machinations just much ado about nothing

    Posted Feb 02nd 2014, 03:06am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp Reit tax machinations just much ado about nothing "Some tax incentives and relaxations on development should help the Hong Kong reit sector to capture the next wave ... Post, January 30 Note those two words "tax incentives". They are critical to the debate about whether local real estate investment trusts should be forgiven taxes that others must pay. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1418676/reit-tax-machinations-just-much-ado-about-nothing
  10. Business - Companies - JAKE'S VIEW

    Corporate rescue bill not worth saving

    Posted Jun 05th 2014, 05:34am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... corporate rescue bill is likely to sink again before it gets to Legco. The reason is the rule in corporate bankruptcies that taxes and wages must be paid first out of what is left after dissolution, and shareholders' equity paid out last. I am not overly bothered about when tax is paid. Government never struggles to pay the rent. But people do and there is a strong undercurrent of suspicion ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1525558/corporate-rescue-bill-not-worth-saving

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